Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Amazing Wedding Vendors

After a very successful meeting with my lovely caterer tonight I have realised I have never shared the details of the amazing people I have chosen to work with for our wedding.

This has been a difficult process for me, deciding to DIY and manage the whole thing myself was allot to take on but I managed to find some really great people to make the day a success and it all seemed to fit in together like a jigsaw puzzle!

First up Nourish Catering - Mell seemed like my sort of girl from the get go, her food is gorgeous, glossy, and simple and speaks for itself! She was the only caterer I spoke to that was totally happy to work within our budget, work with outside help and was happy to make our ideas come to life.........apart from having AMAZING food, Mell also set me up with contacts to many other vendors, documents to help me plan and helped us make our dream of a Cheese Wheel Cake happen!Link

Our Venue is Avalon Sailing Club, so far I’ve heard 2 people describe it as big scout hall, but I don’t think that does it justice. You couldn’t get any closer to the water unless you were in it and the space is relaxed, beautiful, natural and as Australian as it gets for me! I spent a huge chunk of my childhood learning to sail there and just hanging out with my family. My dad has been a big contributor to the club and still has his boat moored there..................I'll give you one guess how I’m arriving!

Next our Photographer My Lens of Love - after struggling to find a photographer within our budget a friend suggested Sophie and it all just clicked. Sophie is a local girl who spent time in her childhood learning to sail at the clubhouse where we are having our wedding; we very probably crossed paths in our youth without even knowing it! Her photography is beautiful, ethereal, and summery and her use of natural light is just stunning. Check out her blog and her facebook page!

Getting the right Celebrant was VERY important for us, we’ve been to a few weddings in our time and we decided we definitely didn’t want a woman, I HATE what I call the “meditation voice” that most female celebrants I’ve seen use and My Love has had some troubles with bossy lady celebrants stressing him out in the past so we decided it was a bloke all the way. So I had a look around and found the very nice James Wallace. He made the process so easy and made a huge effort to come out to see us at our home on a Sunday. We are so happy with our choice and can’t wait to be married by him!

And last but not least my Event Manager for the day. After taking on so much organising I figured I owed it to myself to make sure there was someone there on the day to worry about the organising for me. So introducing Event Angels, run by a long lost friend Renee, who I lost touch with during high school and who im so excited to be sharing my day with, I know she will make the day a breeze for me and my family! Oh and she's also a brilliant graphic designer who makes gorgous invitations too!

Well, I guess that’s all I can give away at the moment................2 weeks and counting!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Crofty Wedding!

See this wedding...........the lovley Bride Sarah has just married a Croft!
Im about to marry a Croft too! and whats more he's a Nathan! So is my Love!

I love that she refers to him as "Crofty" the whole way through, and the special heartfelt details are just wonderful! I hope our wedding is just as beautiful as this one!

Images via Polkadot Bride

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Flower Drum Giveaway

The Flower Drum is the Cool place to get flowers!

They surf with flowers, fling flowers, flower bomb, re-colour flowers, make pretty flowers, crazy flowers, flowers that are bright & cheerful, dress clothing lines with flowers, and most of all have lots of FUN with flowers and not like your nanna does!

Holly is giving away a bunch of flowers to a random winner on her Blog and Facebook page today...................You could win something pretty like these and then you get to meet super cool Holly when you pick them up from awesome Surf Store - The Sugarmill - where the Flower Drum Pop up store is EVERY saturday! YAY!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Granny Square Tea Cozy Instructions

Its a week of revisiting popular posts..............
I found a 1970's pattern for a crochet Tea Cozy years back and though I never made it, its been a very popular post and alot of people have asked for the pattern...........

Unfortunatley I have since lost the page however on closer inspection, the pattern and instructions was on the page I scanned, so I've fixed the resolution and printed it out to test if its readable.......and it is...........Good luck making this everyone and sorry its taken so long to put this up..................if anyone has any sucesses i'd love to see what you make!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wonderful Wedding

I just had to share the love on this one.

Pip Lincolne of Meet Me at Mikes fame, has just posted photos (by Eric Ronald) of her daughter Rin's fantastic, quirky, lovley and completely beautiful wedding to the handsome Joe !

This is just about the most gorgeous wedding with its stripped back, down to earth feel, no dramas, no over the top decorations, a REAL party! I know this isnt allot of peoples taste but I admire so much people who just go with what they want! I cant say Ive seen allot of weddings with this much honesty and personality !

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Day

Im playing along with Just B's new game............This is Pip and here are her friends at Just B - They are all ACE.

She wants you to play My Day too!

Multi Colour Maids!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Vintage Australiana

A Miniature Mood Board to keep me inspired for my upcoming wedding!